Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday Jan. 16th

RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair Judy Nordquist called meeting to order. We began with Pledge of Allegiance to Flag & singing of God Bless America; closed by singing club song.
Accompanist – Jan Delashmit
Free donuts today!The person wishes to remain anomynous
Invocation – Sharon Sprague
Secretary Report – Judi DeKoning
Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller The Compass Bank is charging a $7.00 fee for any checks written to the Club, if the person does not have an account with Compass Bank, we voted to change Banks, we will now use Rio Bank.

Welcome to all arrivals - no new ones

If you'd like to have your blood pressure checked, you can do this on Monday mornings prior to our meeting behind the stage. Thanks to nurses, Virginia Baker & Better Wieners!

MANAGEMENT REPORT – No one today but wishes to let folks know when the dumpster behind the Hall is full do not leave garbage beside it as varmits get in it, use the ones out back in the 99's

Website for our park is riovalleyestates.com
Donna Gabbert keeps us informed year-round with a blog. Go to www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com. Get any news to her at #270.
Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley. Want the monthly calendar? Send your email to her at judideke@mail.com.

Properties report was given by Jerry McAninch, said the kitchen floor gets quite dirty and needs to be cleaned after different functions, Linda P. will clean it once a week.

Board Members: Properties – Dan O'Dell, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Charlotte Therrien, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.

Helen Curtis our "Card Lady" is home after her surgery and doing great! No cards up to sign,
there's a policy that when folks have been gone from the park for several years that a card will not be made but there are several folks from years passed who would appreciate a card from some who remember them, one of them is Dorothy Skovbo, she has pancreatic Cancer, and also Bob Sexton is doing poorly and thinking of you cards from individuals would be nice, if you so desire to send one.


Entertainment:Brock and Adrianne in Mexico this morning and Judy read what he had to say about the entertainment, The Williams will perform Friday night,


Williamson Branch is a family band and, like most families, they are rich in tradition, ripe with potential, and diverse in taste. This family has a love for each other and music. That love makes each performance special. Williamson Branch plays music that is mostly bluegrass, sometimes country, often times gospel, but always fresh and exciting. Their vocals soar with a closeness that can only be found in blood relatives. Their instrumentation is impressive.Their laughter is contagious. Their clog dancing is exhilarating and their personalities are sparkling!


Dance chairs are Craig/Dana Daves & Brock/Adrienne Laing. tonight will be Roger Knaston providing the music. Price is $6 pp. There's still sign up sheet if you could help with 50-50 ticket sales or concessions. The attendance at our first dance was real good, 120 people showed up. also Craig brought in the new advertising sign to go in front of the park to advertise certain Park events that are open to the public. Also Craig and Dana have a sign-up sheet in the back of the hall if you would like to go on a Dinner Cruise out of South Padre. they have a 47 people limit on how many can go. It's $49.00 pp and is on Feb 28th. The boat is a Katamaran.


The Roger Kenaston Band features a variety of talented entertainers from Nebraska. 2012 FAME Lead Guitarist of the year, Roger Kenaston and 2012 FAME Doghouse Bassist of the year, Sharon Kenaston, along with trumpeter/drummer, Jerry Neeman have been featured on RFD-TV’s Midwest Country Show and are members of the National Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame. Joined by multi-instrumentalist, Dave Elifrits, the group enjoys playing for numerous dances and shows throughout the valley. Outstanding vocalists and instrumentalists, the Roger Kenaston Band is sure to please anyone who loves live music, whether it be Traditional Country, Big Band, 50’s Rock and Roll, Bluegrass, Gospel or more.
Next Monday night the band will be "Sweetwater" a very well loved band well known here in the Valley


Sweet Water plays mainly country music, but also plays classic rock, and tejano music ... a Texas blend of Mexican music.

Don't forget Saturday Morning Breakfast. Plan to enjoy pancakes for $2.50 or with sausage, $3. Al Kruckman & crew will be serving from 7-8:30 a.m. Bring table service.Do not bring paper plates as the food is too heavy for this type of plate!

It was voted on that the Club give $200.00 to Dianna Bruce for the Edinburgh Childrens Hosp.
It was also voted to give $100.00 to the Purple Heart fund

Upcoming Dates –


Jan. 26th - Red Hat Luncheon
Jan. 27 – Flea Market in big hall (Lucy Johnson in charge)
Feb. 2 - 7th Annual Sock Hop (Ken/Sue Barnhart chair)
Feb. 9 – Craft Sale, 8 a.m. to noon (Mary Norby chairs)
Feb. 16 – Cancer Fundraiser Tea Party (Dianna Bruce chairs)
Feb. 13-17 – Mid-Valley Senior Olympics

Newsletter editor Mary Lou #103, sends info of activities to news media. Only activities OPEN TO THE PUBLIC may be placed on news media.

You may get tired of editor saying this .. but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give her written notes for newsletter. Some weeks it's a nightmare to figure what you want printed! Deliver note at #103 or at Monday meetings. THANKS SO MUCH !! AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

IN THE PARK ..

Dave Johnson #93 asks that changes for 2017 park directories be given to him by Feb. 6.
Have you picked up Park Pictorial Directory ordered when pictures were taken last season? If not, check with Donna Gabbert at #270 as she has these.
Sunday Ice Cream begins Jan. 8, 2:30 p.m. with Brock & Adrienne Laing chairing. All are welcome! We have volunteers for the month of February.
Park Breakfast is at Fiesta Tex-Mex every Thursday at 8 a.m. All are welcome to attend.


George Krantz is taking care of recycling of cans with monies from tabs going to Ronald McDonald charity. He also collects plastic bottle caps.
LADIES .. would you like to be part of the park's “Secret Sisters”? We only meet once a year to “reveal” & draw for new sisters. If interested, see Judy Nordquist at Lot 77 to pick up a form.


Nancy Argo announced the Dutch Treat Park Dinner held on Jan. 10 at Cortino's Italian Restaurant located on Bus. 83 south side of road was enjoyied by all who went, 77 people went. Those who may have suggestion for the next dinner should make known their wishes.

Park Pizza Party is held twice monthly, 2nd & 4th Wed. at Peter Piper Pizza. Next one will be Jan. 25th, 11:30 a.m. say chairs Rickes & Goodwins. If you bring your Peter Piper cup, beverage is free. Ice cream is free & there is drawing for prizes, cost $7.03 pp, includes tax.

Bruce Wells said Potluck will be Friday the 20th

John Geer said the Olympic sign-up sheet is in the back of the hall

The Red Hat Luncheon will be Jan. 26th all are welcome, red & purple wear or not, bring $1.00 and a salad to share.

Dianna Bruce and help were in the back of the hall with the Clock and Quilt to be raffled off
for the Cancer Hosp. Also a "Tea" and Brunch to be held the 16th of Feb.

The sign out front of the Park is not the new sign that has been ordered, but it will be here soon, and can be used to advertise other events open to the public.


Joyce Amos & committee are at it again! Remember the fun the gals had at the Wine & Cheese party? It was the fellow's turn. The Men's Cocktail Party was held Wednesday, Jan. 11. I heard they all had a fun time!

It's not too soon to be thinking about the Jan. 27 Flea Market which is chaired by Lucy Johnson. Get your tables reserved, $2 per table. See sign up sheet.

Tickets for the upcoming "Sock Hop" going on sale each Monday at the meeting You may purchase individual tickets at $5 each or table of 8 for $40. Chair Ken Barnhart tells us we are going back to the “original” theme from our first hop. Fred Goldsberry will play for dancing & listening, plus always fun games. Hot dogs are 25 cents, chips or soda, 10 cents. Gals may want to wear poodle skirts & guys might grow sideburns! Sue is collecting donated pictures of residents from when they were younger (3-20 years old).

Mary Norby #179 chairs Feb. 9 Craft Show. We are the ONLY park in the Valley that has ONLY handmade items. There are still a few tables remaining, $10 each. Food is served including homemade pie, 8 a.m. to noon.

The Cancer Fundraiser Brunch is Feb. 16, 10 a.m. Tickets for brunch (cost??) & raffles go on sale next Monday. Questions, check with chair Dianna Bruce.

Monday, January 9, 2017

January 9th

RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair Judy Nordquist called meeting to order. We began with Pledge of Allegiance to Flag & singing of God Bless America; closed by singing club song.
Accompanist – Jan Delashmit
Free donuts today! Thanks to Harriet Stromer
Invocation – Sandy Novak
Secretary Report – Judi DeKoning
Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller

Welcome to all arrivals - The Shurman's, from Cedar Falls, Iowa, the Cummins from Houston,Also Ron Zollar and Donna from Rockton, Ill.

If you'd like to have your blood pressure checked, you can do this on Monday mornings prior to our meeting behind the stage. Thanks to nurses, Virginia Baker & Better Wieners!

MANAGEMENT REPORT – There was none today. Website for our park is riovalleyestates.com
Donna Gabbert keeps us informed year-round with a blog. Go to www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com. Get any news to her at #270.
Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley. Want the monthly calendar? Send your email to her at judideke@mail.com.

Properties report was given by Jerry McAninch. He said Texas Citrus will come by for those who ask, he will call before he comes.
Board Members: Properties – Dan O'Dell, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Charlotte Therrien, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.

Helen Curtis our "Card Lady"is absent from park due to surgery in Temple TX. In her absence Bev Telfor will be handling card duties. Bev is putting up a card for Helen who had surgery on her diaphram, she is in re-hab now. Also a card for The Mcauleys on the death of their Daughter, and a card for Ruth Armstrong, in the hospital with infection. Bev would appreciate calls to her at 956-532-6033 if you know of someone needing a card due to illness or death of family member. She doesn't always see notes written on the board in office area. Cards are placed in front office area for us to sign.


Entertainment: Filling in for Brock this morning was his wife Adrienne,Entertainment for Friday night will be Helen Russell & Company new this Season, she also said we will have a great movie Thursday night but has no idea what it will be? lol

Elvis and Helen Russell provide toe-tappin’ live music and entertainment for a variety of venues in Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas!
They are located in the Lake of the Ozarks area at Osage Beach, MO. Many folks remember Helen as an entertainer with Lee Mace’s Ozark Opry, where her abilities as a vocalist and instrumentalist were enjoyed 6 nights a week for 19 seasons. Well folks, she is now better than ever!
With Elvis providing bass and family style comedy, we also feature keyboard, banjo and drums. It will be an entertainment experience that you are sure to enjoy.


Dance chairs are Craig/Dana Daves & Brock/Adrienne Laing. Dances begin Jan. 9, Jan.with Country Rolan, Craig had Country Rolands music playing this morning while he talked about the dance tonight! January 16th will be Roger Knaston providing the music. Price is $6 pp. There's still sign up sheet if you could help with 50-50 ticket sales or concessions.


The Roger Kenaston Band features a variety of talented entertainers from Nebraska. 2012 FAME Lead Guitarist of the year, Roger Kenaston and 2012 FAME Doghouse Bassist of the year, Sharon Kenaston, along with trumpeter/drummer, Jerry Neeman have been featured on RFD-TV’s Midwest Country Show and are members of the National Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame. Joined by multi-instrumentalist, Dave Elifrits, the group enjoys playing for numerous dances and shows throughout the valley. Outstanding vocalists and instrumentalists, the Roger Kenaston Band is sure to please anyone who loves live music, whether it be Traditional Country, Big Band, 50’s Rock and Roll, Bluegrass, Gospel or more.

Don't forget Saturday Morning Breakfast. Plan to enjoy pancakes for $2.50 or with sausage, $3. Al Kruckman & crew will be serving from 7-8:30 a.m. Bring table service.Do not bring paper plates as the food is too heavy for this type of plate!

Upcoming Dates –

Jan. 10 – Specialty Swim Wear rep in big hall, 1-4 p.m.
Jan. 10 – Park Dinner, Cortino's (on Bus. 83), 5 p.m.
Jan. 11 – Park Pizza Party, Peter Piper Pizza, 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 11 – Men's Cocktail Party, 3 p.m. (Joyce Amos chairs)
Jan. 26th - Red Hat Luncheon
Jan. 27 – Flea Market in big hall (Lucy Johnson in charge)
Feb. 2 - 7th Annual Sock Hop (Ken/Sue Barnhart chair)
Feb. 9 – Craft Sale, 8 a.m. to noon (Mary Norby chairs)
Feb. 16 – Cancer Fundraiser Tea Party (Dianna Bruce chairs)
Feb. 13-17 – Mid-Valley Senior Olympics

Newsletter editor Mary Lou #103, sends info of activities to news media. Only activities OPEN TO THE PUBLIC may be placed on news media.

You may get tired of editor saying this .. but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give her written notes for newsletter. Some weeks it's a nightmare to figure what you want printed! Deliver note at #103 or at Monday meetings. THANKS SO MUCH !! AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

IN THE PARK ..

Dave Johnson #93 asks that changes for 2017 park directories be given to him by Feb. 6.
Have you picked up Park Pictorial Directory ordered when pictures were taken last season? If not, check with Donna Gabbert at #270 as she has these.
Sunday Ice Cream begins Jan. 8, 2:30 p.m. with Brock & Adrienne Laing chairing. All are welcome! We have volunteers for the month of February.
Park Breakfast is at Fiesta Tex-Mex every Thursday at 8 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

Activities resuming this week include line dancing, yoga (back to 10:30 a.m.), pinochle, bingo. Other activities cancelled over the holidays have also begun again.
George Krantz is taking care of recycling of cans with monies from tabs going to Ronald McDonald charity. He also collects plastic bottle caps.
LADIES .. would you like to be part of the park's “Secret Sisters”? We only meet once a year to “reveal” & draw for new sisters. If interested, see Judy Nordquist at Lot 77 to pick up a form.
LOOKING AHEAD ..

Specialty Swimwear will be on display in Friendship Hall, Jan. 10, 1-4 p.m. Sizes 4-32 are offered.

Nancy Argo announced the Dutch Treat Park Dinner is Jan. 10 at Cortino's Italian Restaurant located on Bus. 83 south side of road. Plan to arrive about 5 p.m. there is already 77 people signed up to go. Those who may have suggestion for the next dinner should make known their wishes. This is held monthly. See sign up.

Park Pizza Party is held twice monthly, 2nd & 4th Wed. at Peter Piper Pizza. Next one will be Jan. 11, 11:30 a.m. say chairs Rickes & Goodwins. If you bring your Peter Piper cup, beverage is free. Ice cream is free & there is drawing for prizes, cost $7.03 pp, includes tax.

Bruce Wells said Potluck will be Friday the 13th

John Geer said the Olympic sign-up sheet is in the back of the hall

The Red Hat Luncheon will be Jan. 26th all are welcome, red & purple wear or not, bring $1.00 and a salad to share.

Dianna Bruce and help were in the back of the hall with the Clock and Quilt to be raffled off
for the Cancer Hosp. Also a "Tea" and Brunch to be held the 16th of Feb.

The sign out front of the Park is not the new sign that has been ordered, but it will be here soon, and can be used to advertise other events open to the public.


Joyce Amos & committee are at it again! Remember the fun the gals had at the Wine & Cheese party? Now is the fellow's turn. Come to the Men's Cocktail Party Wednesday, Jan. 11, 3 p.m. Bring a cocktail glass in a gift bag to exchange. Bring a 6-pack of beer or bottle of wine or liquor to share. If you do not drink, bring a beverage of your choice. Cost will be $3 pp. Come have fun!

It's not too soon to be thinking about the Jan. 27 Flea Market which is chaired by Lucy Johnson. Get your tables reserved, $2 per table. See sign up sheet.

Tickets for the upcoming "Sock Hop" going on sale each Monday at the meeting You may purchase individual tickets at $5 each or table of 8 for $40. Chair Ken Barnhart tells us we are going back to the “original” theme from our first hop. Fred Goldsberry will play for dancing & listening, plus always fun games. Hot dogs are 25 cents, chips or soda, 10 cents. Gals may want to wear poodle skirts & guys might grow sideburns! Sue is collecting donated pictures of residents from when they were younger (3-20 years old). Wanting 30 pics!!
The tables are going fast! 17 tables sold already this morning.

Mary Norby #179 chairs Feb. 9 Craft Show. We are the ONLY park in the Valley that has ONLY handmade items. There are still a few tables remaining, $10 each. Food is served including homemade pie, 8 a.m. to noon.

The Cancer Fundraiser Brunch is Feb. 16, 10 a.m. Tickets for brunch (cost??) & raffles go on sale next Monday. Questions, check with chair Dianna Bruce.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Jan 2nd 2017

We had a fun New Years Eve and lots and lots to eat!
It was Bob and Vicky's anniversary, and also Carol & Caroll Jones Anniversary.








Carol and Carroll had just had their anniversary Dinner at Milano's Restaurant and stopped by the hall to visit.

Here is the Newsletter,

NO NEWSLETTER NEXT MONDAY, THE 9TH

RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair Judy Nordquist called meeting to order. We began with Pledge of Allegiance to Flag & singing of God Bless America; closed by singing club song.
Accompanist – Jan Delashmit
Invocation – Kathryn Ratliff - “Train of Life” & prayer
Secretary Report – Judi DeKoning
Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller
Welcome to all arrivals, especially those who haven't been here before. We noted some who had sold homes here that have returned & we're sure glad they came back!
If you'd like to have your blood pressure checked, you can do this on Monday mornings prior to our meeting behind the stage. Thanks to nurses, Virginia Baker & Better Wieners!
MANAGEMENT REPORT – There was none today. Website for our park is riovalleyestates.com
Donna Gabbert keeps us informed year-round with a blog. Go to www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com. Get any news to her at #270.
Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley. Want the monthly calendar? Send your email to her at judideke@mail.com.
Treasurer Jim Moeller told us the board chose to donate $100 to church in our park in memory of Scott Piper.
Properties report was given by Jerry McAninch. He said the County Extensive Office rep would be here to speak concerning fruit trees & disease of these following our meeting. He said the stainless steel bowl previously missing had been found. Board Members: Properties – Dan O'Dell, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Charlotte Therrien, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.
Helen Curtis will be absent from park due to medical tests in Temple TX. In her absence Bev Telfor will be handling card duties. She would appreciate calls to her at 956-532-6033 if you know of someone needing a card due to illness or death of family member. She doesn't always see notes written on the board in office area. Cards are placed in front office area for us to sign. One will be there for Kathy/Ross McAuley on the death of their daughter.
Entertainment chair Brock Laing invites all Friday for our 1st entertainment of the season. Mario Rosales will be with us. He is a great singer & comedian. Don't miss it! Cost is $7 pp. Potluck is held prior to show.
Come Thursday for the FREE movie, “Greater”. This is an inspirational story about Brandon Burlsworth who played football as a walk-on for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Dance chairs are Craig/Dana Daves & Brock/Adrienne Laing. Dances begin Jan. 9 with Country Roland Jr. providing the music. Price is $6 pp. There's still sign up sheet if you could help with 50-50 ticket sales or concessions. We voted to purchase at cost of $100 a free-standing sign to put outside gate announcing dances. Sign could also be used for other park activities open to the public.
Don't forget Saturday Morning Breakfast. Plan to enjoy pancakes for $2.50 or with sausage, $3. Al Kruckman & crew will be serving from 7-8:30 a.m. Bring table service.

Upcoming Dates –
Jan. 6 – Blood Wellness Test, 6:30 a.m., need to fast 12 hrs.
Jan. 10 – Specialty Swim Wear rep in big hall, 1-4 p.m.
Jan. 10 – Park Dinner, Cortino's (on Bus. 83), 5 p.m.
Jan. 11 – Park Pizza Party, Peter Piper Pizza, 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 11 – Men's Cocktail Party, 3 p.m. (Joyce Amos chairs)
Jan. 27 – Flea Market in big hall (Lucy Johnson in charge)
Feb. 2 - 7th Annual Sock Hop (Ken/Sue Barnhart chair)
Feb. 9 – Craft Sale, 8 a.m. to noon (Mary Norby chairs)
Feb. 16 – Cancer Fundraiser Tea Party (Dianna Bruce chairs)
Feb. 13-17 – Mid-Valley Senior Olympics

Newsletter editor Mary Lou #103, sends info of activities to news media. Only activities OPEN TO THE PUBLIC may be placed on news media.

You may get tired of editor saying this .. but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give her written notes for newsletter. Some weeks it's a nightmare to figure what you want printed! Deliver note at #103 or at Monday meetings. THANKS SO MUCH !! AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

IN THE PARK ..
Committee that organized the New Year's Eve party did a fantastic job! Much fun was had by all. The committee thanks all who helped with the party.
Dave Johnson #93 asks that changes for 2017 park directories be given to him by Feb. 6.
Have you picked up Park Pictorial Directory ordered when pictures were taken last season? If not, check with Donna Gabbert at #270 as she has these.
Sunday Ice Cream begins Jan. 8, 2:30 p.m. with Brock & Adrienne Laing chairing. All are welcome! We have volunteers for the month of February.
Park Breakfast is at Fiesta Tex-Mex every Thursday at 8 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
LeRoy Larson gave editor a note that Thursday 1:30 Shuffling is cancelled due to poor attendance.
Activities resuming this week include line dancing, yoga (back to 10:30 a.m.), pinochle, bingo. Other activities cancelled over the holidays have also begun again.
George Krantz is taking care of recycling of cans with monies from tabs going to Ronald McDonald charity. He also collects plastic bottle caps.
LADIES .. would you like to be part of the park's “Secret Sisters”? We only meet once a year to “reveal” & draw for new sisters. If interested, see Judy Nordquist at Lot 77 to pick up a form.
LOOKING AHEAD ..
John Geer explains upcoming Blood Profile Wellness Testing will be done in hall Jan. 6, 6:30 a.m., by Rio Grande Regional Hospital. You need to fast for 12 hrs. Bring a check to pay for tests. There is sign up sheet. Integra Stroke Prevention is done Feb. 21 and you need to call for appointment. See board for info.
Specialty Swimwear will be on display in Friendship Hall, Jan. 10, 1-4 p.m. Sizes 4-32 are offered.
Nancy Argo announced the Dutch Treat Park Dinner is Jan. 10 at Cortino's Italian Restaurant located on Bus. 83 south side of road. Plan to arrive about 5 p.m. Those who may have suggestion for the next dinner should make known their wishes. This is held monthly. See sign up.
Park Pizza Party is held twice monthly, 2nd & 4th Wed. at Peter Piper Pizza. Next one will be Jan. 11, 11:30 a.m. say chairs Rickes & Goodwins. If you bring your Peter Piper cup, beverage is free. Ice cream is free & there is drawing for prizes, cost $7.03 pp, includes tax.
Joyce Amos & committee are at it again! Remember the fun the gals had at the Wine & Cheese party? Now is the fellow's turn. Come to the Men's Cocktail Party Wednesday, Jan. 11, 3 p.m. Bring a cocktail glass in a gift bag to exchange. Bring a 6-pack of beer or bottle of wine or liquor to share. If you do not drink, bring a beverage of your choice. Cost will be $3 pp. Come have fun!
It's not too soon to be thinking about the Jan. 27 Flea Market which is chaired by Lucy Johnson. Get your tables reserved, $2 per table. See sign up sheet.
Tickets will be available next Monday for the 7th Annual Sock Hop scheduled Feb. 2. You may purchase individual tickets at $5 each or table of 8 for $40. Chair Ken Barnhart tells us we are going back to the “original” theme from our first hop. Fred Goldsberry will play for dancing & listening, plus always fun games. Hot dogs are 25 cents, chips or soda, 10 cents. Gals may want to wear poodle skirts & guys might grow sideburns! Ken's wife Sue is collecting donated pictures of residents from when they were younger (3-20 years old). Wanting 30 pics!!
Mary Norby #179 chairs Feb. 9 Craft Show. We are the ONLY park in the Valley that has ONLY handmade items. There are still a few tables remaining, $10 each. Food is served including homemade pie, 8 a.m. to noon.
The Cancer Fundraiser Brunch is Feb. 16, 10 a.m. Tickets for brunch (cost??) & raffles go on sale next Monday. Questions, check with chair Dianna Bruce.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Years Wishes

Here is my wish to you for 2017!

1.May you ALWAYS make the right move!!





2. May your cup runneth over with love!









3. May you always find shelter from any storm!








4. May you remain good looking and looking good!









5. May you find the perfect diet for your body and soul!










6. May you find perfect balance in the company you keep!









7. May you have as much fun as you can before someone makes you stop!







8. May the worst thing that happens to you come in slobbering pink and furry tan!









9. May you manage to make time for time out!








10. May all the new folks you meet be interesting and kind!









11. May you always know when to walk away...and when to run!



Thanks Sis! Happy New Year!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Dec. 26th


It won't belong until the new year! It doesn't seem possible, 2016 went so fast!
Our Christmas Dinner was very nice, over 190 people there! The Ham was so good!

Here's the Newletter:


1 Rio Valley News
2 Rio Valley Estates Mobile Home and RV Resort --715 N. Westgate Drive, Weslaco, Texas 78596
Volume 45 NO. 8 Date: December 26, 2016
1.1.1 SUNDAY
8:30 Church November – March Tom Cassidy
2:30 Ice Cream Brock &Adrianne Laing (Jan. 8)
3:00-4:00 Hymn Sing not yet
4:00-1st Sun. of Month – Karaoke Oct.-March Bev Telfor
7:00 M.T.Dominoes Agnes Messner & Dick Topel
MONDAY
8:30 (tee time) Golf Monte Cristo
9:00 Coffee/Donuts Donated by Bud & Lois Kraft
9:15 Blood Pressure behind stage Virginia Baker
9:30 Club Meeting December and January
1.1.2 Chairperson Judy Nordquist
1.1.3 Vice-Chairperson Darlene Bryant
1.1.4 Secretary Judi DeKoning
Treasurer Jim Moeller
10:30 Senior Yoga Judi DeKoning & Dana Daves
1:00 Canasta Fran Hryniw & Donna Gabbert
1:00 Bean Bags Bob Kerkau
1:00 Darts
6:30 Fifty Six
7:00 Thirty one Darlene Ales
7:00-9:30 Dance Beginning Jan. 9 with Country Roland Jr.
TUESDAY-FRIDAY -
7:25 Regular Exercise 8:00 Walking Exercise
MONDAY-SATURDAY
8:00 & 8:45 Aqua Exercise Sharon Sprague
TUESDAY
9:00 15 cent Shuffling Dave Johnson
9:00 Senior Yoga (change time) J.DeKoning & D.Daves
9:30 Line Dancing Bev Talley when she returns
9:30 Charity Quilting Marge Rexroad
1:00 Ladies 8-Ball Pool
1:00 Bridge Dick Gibson
1:00 Regular Dominoes Chris Stephens
7:00 M T Dominoes Agnes Messner & Dick Topel
7:00 Euchre Jerry Hutchinson
WEDNESDAY
1.1.5 9:00 Mixed Shuffling Dave Johnson
9:00 Bridge Lessons Dick Gibson
1.1.6 9:13 (1st tee time) Golf, Tierra Santa Harry Fisher
11:30 Pizza Party (2nd & 4th week) Rickes & Goodwins
1:00 Bean Bag
1:00 Canasta Fran Hryniw
4:00 Happy Hour, eat at 4:30 Bring food & beverage
6:30 Tic (draw for # at 6:20) Sharon Sprague
7:00 Cribbage David & June Clement
7:00 Hand and Foot Mary Christianson
THURSDAY
9:00 Senior Yoga (change time) J.DeKoning & D.Daves
9:30 Line Dancing Bev Talley when she returns
1:00 Bridge Dick Gibson
1:30 Shuffling LeRoy Larson
7:00 Pitch (draw for # at 6:30)
7:00 Free Movie begins Jan. 5 “Greater”
FRIDAY
9:00 – Shuffling Dave Johnson
9:15 Bowling, Pins& Cues Mary Lou Sirovy
9:30 Bible Study Tom Cassidy leads
12:30 Golf at Executive (signup 10:30 a.m.) Dean Ricke
1:00 Canasta Fran Hryniw
5:00 Pot Luck not yet
7:00 Entertainment Jan. 6 - Mario Rosales - $7 pp
SATURDAY
7:00-8:30 Breakfast Volunteers for January ?
9:00 Dummy Rummy LeRoy Larson, John Bowers
9:30 Choir Practice
1:00 Bridge Dick Gibson
7:00 Bingo Catherine Gibbs
7:00 Single Deck Pinochle (not Dec. 31) R/M Davis
7:00 Texas Hold'um
(Get names of new chairpersons to editor at Lot #103 please)
Drop notes for newsletter at editor's lot #103 or hand deliver at Monday meetings. WRITTEN NOTES HELP. Due to lack of space, especially LENGTHY discussions, some items are edited.
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!
Thanks to Virginia Baker who has volunteered to take blood pressures behind stage prior to our Monday meetings.
Thanks to Bud & Lois Kraft who provided donuts today.
RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair Judy Nordquist called meeting to order. We began with Pledge of Allegiance to Flag & singing of God Bless America; closed by singing club song.
Accompanist – Jan Delashmit
Invocation – Donna Perkins “Our prayers are effective.” followed by all praying The Lord’s Prayer
Secretary Report – Judi DeKoning
Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller
MANAGEMENT REPORT – Manager Bob Davis said no details on death of owner Walter Piper’s 56 year old son Scott. This occurred on Christmas Eve. If you wish to leave house key at office, you should check to be sure it works.
Website for our park is riovalleyestates.com
Donna Gabbert keeps us informed year-round with a blog. Go to www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com. Anyone with news can get it to her at #270.
Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley. Want the monthly calendar? Send your email to her at judideke@mail.com.
Properties report was given by Jerry McAninch. Since the County Extension agent was unable to be with us this morning, He will speak after next Monday meeting about fruit trees. Meet behind the stage. Board Members: Properties – Dan O'Dell, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Charlotte Therrien, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.
A suggestion to amend article (10) Negotiating Properties & Finance committee was voted upon at today's meeting. It was approved & reads: “In the event of the resignation of a member of the committee during his/her term, the standing chairperson shall suggest a replacement by the next meeting. Confirmation of the suggested person shall be voted on by the Club, with a simple majority carrying the motion.”
Bev Telfor is filling in for Helen Curtis with card duties. Call her at 956-968-0446 if you know of someone needing a card due to illness or death of family member. Cards are placed in front office area for us to sign. Helen will be placing a sympathy card this week for family of Scott Piper.
Here's address for former assistant manager Diane Butcher who went north due to medical problem. If you wish to send her a card, it's 6922 ½ So. 25th St., #2, Bellevue, NE 68147.
Entertainment chair Brock Laing tells us the first show is January 6 with Mario Rosales. Cost is $7 pp. He's a singer, stand-up comedian/impressionist, actor & voice-over artist. Potluck is held prior to show.
Come to FREE MOVIE “Greater”on Thursday, Jan. 5.
Dance chairs Craig/Dana Daves & Brock/Adrienne Laing tell us dances begin Jan. 9 with Country Roland Jr. Price is $6 pp. Sign up if you can help by selling 50-50 & entrance tickets. Sharon Sprague pops corn, could use in help with concession stand.
Hip Hip Hoorah .. Al Kruckman and crew will be serving January Saturday morning breakfasts beginning Jan. 7. Come 7-3:30 and enjoy pancakes only $2.50, with sausage $3.

Do you want to know what is going on
in RioValley Estates?? Come to the
Monday meetings. Attendance has been
DOWN this season. Sure, you get a
Newsletter IF editor’s computer & printer work .. some days it doesn’t!!

Upcoming Dates –
Dec. 31 – New Year's Eve Party, 6 p.m. Eat at 8:30 p.m.
Jan. 6 – Blood Wellness Test, 6:30 a.m. (John Geer in charge)
Jan. 10 – Specialty Swim Wear rep in big hall, 1-4 p.m.

If editor does not print an announcement, did you
give her a written note? Sure helps if you do!!
IN THE PARK ..
Did you lose a ring, check with Sam or Helen Curtis. They found it between their mobile & #18.
Char Therrien thanked all who helped & attended the Christmas dinner, esp. the Printys for help with ham, Rev. Tom Cassidy & crew for set up, servers, clean-up folks too. Great food! We thank Hector & Char who stepped up to chair.
Winners in Park Lighting Decorations were announced at Christmas Dinner. They were: 99s-400s—1st Rollo/Arlene Fisher #H-1, 2nd Stan/JaninaTomasiewicz #410,3rd Jerry/Mitze Hutchinson #421; Mobile Homes - 1st Farrell/Mary Lou Sirovy #104, 2nd Sharon Bussinger #212, 3rd Ed Marcukaitis/Laurie Walter #225. Congrats to all!
Dave Johnson #93 & Sharon Sprague #244 have a few of last year's park directories you may purchase, $1.50 each.
Have you picked up your Park Pictorial Directory you ordered when pictures were taken last season? If not, check with Donna Gabbert at #270 as she has these.
Interested in Bowling? Bowl Fridays, 9:15 a.m. (previously 1 p.m.) at Pins 'N' Cues, Weslaco. Mary Lou Sirovy tells us the group bowls with our sister park, Ranchero Village. Cost is $9 with a chance to win $3 off the next time you go.
Would you like to learn to play Bridge? Lessons are given by Dick Gibson Wednesdays, 9 to 10 a.m. Call him at 816-799-6946 as there is limited seating. They use book by John Oda available for $6 refundable. First come first serve. After lessons, bridge is played from 10 to 11 o'clock.
Note Yoga time changes. Monday Yoga begins 10 min. after meeting. Thanks to Judi Dekoning & Dana Daves for leading until Janie Maxwell returns. Time changed on Tuesday & Thursday to 9 a.m.
Margaret Davis reports Pinochle will not be held
Dec. 31 due to New Year's Eve party.
Mary Christianson announces Hand & Foot has changed back to Wednesday evenings.
Muchas gracias to Jerry Hutchinson for chairing Euchre card game on Tuesday evenings. All welcome!!
How about Sunday Ice Cream? Brock & Adrianne Laing report this will begin Jan. 8, 2:30 p.m. All come.
Park Breakfast is at Fiesta Tex-Mex every Thursday, at 8 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
We have many golfers in our park .. Craig Daves & Paul Sprague have placed sign up on board to see if enough would like to golf on Tues. & Thurs. at different parks in the area. Friday golf at Executive Course in Weslaco is still an organized group.
Marlene Prohaska invites all to join the fun in the big hall on New Year's Eve. Party begins at 6 p.m. with music, games, fun. There is no charge. Bring a favorite game if you wish and finger food to share. Plans are to eat about 8:30. Committee provides coffee & punch.
LOOKING AHEAD TO 2017 ..
John Geer says Wellness) Testing will be done Jan. 6, 6:30 a.m. by Rio Grande Regional Hospital. You need to fast for 12 hrs. Bring a check to pay for tests. Test for for Hep. C is $30. There is sign up sheet. Integra Stroke Prevention is done Feb. 21 and you need to call them for appointment. See board for info.
Specialty Swimwear will be on display in Friendship Hall, Jan. 10, 1-4 p.m. Sizes 4-32 are offered.
It's not too soon to be thinking about the Jan. 27 Flea Market which is chaired by Lucy Johnson. Get your tables reserved, $2 per table. See sign up sheet.
It’s been announced the 7th annual Sock Hop will be held Thursday, Feb. 2. Committee member Mary Lou Benson tells all to put this on the calendar! We are going back to the “original Sock Hop” held at Rio Valley Estates. Gals, get out your poodle skirts. Guys, grow your sideburns. Ticket sales will begin soon. Chairs are Ken & Sue Barnhart.
Mary Norby #179 chairs Feb. 9 Craft Show. She encourages crafters to book tables, $10 each. Only 9 tables remain. Pass the word to other parks & folks as our show is the ONLY one in the Valley that has all handmade items.
Mid Valley Olympic competition is Feb. 13-17 says John Geer. Changes are those who compete in Golf age 70 or older move up to ladies' tees .. and Bean Bag is double elimination. Signup by Jan. 13. We will host “500” on Feb. 17, 8:30 a.m
The Cancer Fundraiser Tea Party is scheduled Feb. 16. Raffles are done to raise money for the project. If you would be willing to help with a quilt for the following year & would sew a block, contact Dianna Bruce at #146. Items the ladies sew include pillows, dolls, quilts, afghans & baby blankets. Dianna can give you info on sizes.
Linda Palermo who has chaired our Vet’s Luncheon in the past encourages someone to step up to chair this event. She has given a informational notebook to our Board if anyone would like to look at it. She said, “We NEED to honor our vets. It doesn’t have to be complicated or fancy.” Her feelings were echoed by another former chair Mary Norby.

GAME RESULTS Place scores, winner names, complete info on dates & name of game in plastic container back of Friendship Hall. Write legibly!
BEAN BAGS – Dec. 19 - Liz Livingood, Bob Kerkau
Dec. 21 - Butch Anderson, Bob Kerkau
BOWLING – Dec. 23 - Pins ‘N’ Cues -
Ed Marcukaitis - High Game 137 High Series 364
Laurie Walter - High Game 142 High Series 383
BRIDGE – Dec. 20 - 1st - Dick Gibson 2980
2nd - Mary Jean Steward 2700
Dec. 22 - 1st - Ed Hover 3390
2nd - Margaret Davis 3150
CANASTA – Table of 4 -
Dec. 19 - Kay Hutton, Catherine Donovan Score?
Dec. 21 - Janean Geer, Fran Hryniw 31790
Dec. 23 – Margie Rexroad, Jeanie Burkinshaw 30520
Table of 6 - Dec. 21 -
Marion Fidler, Kay Hutton, Patti Lamp 38785
CRIBBAGE – Dec. 21 - June Clement 721
DOMINOES – Mexican Train – Dec. 20 – Verna Fischer, Ann Johnson, Mary Lou Sirovy, Patti Lamp, Donna Gabbert, Marge Reishus, Judy Greenlee Dec. 25 – Fran Hryniw, Patti Lamp, Allen Swanson, Maud Fisher, Hazel Bocock
DUMMY RUMMY – Dec. 24 - 1st – Del Telfor 127
2nd(tie) – Patti Lamp,Agnes Messner 206 4th- Lois Kraft 212
EUCHRE - Dec. 22 -
1st - Al Swanson 2nd - Bill Burwell Score?
56 CARD GAME -
GOLF – Dec. 23 – Executive –
Women’s Low – Francis Hryniw 40
Men’s Low – Henry Hryniw 30 Rollo Fisher 35
HAND & FOOT – Dec. 22 –
Judy Shively, Grace Thornton, Mary Christianson 20300
PINOCHLE – Not played this week (or next week either)
PUSH RUMMY – Dec. 19 –
LADIES POOL LEAGUE –
SHUFFLING –Dec. 21 - Henry Hryniw, Al Swanson Dec. 23 -
Henry Hryniw, Gerald Messner, Allen Swanson, LeRoy Larson
TIC – Dec. 14 – Gert Rufkahr had high with 426
1st - Marge Reishus 117 2nd - Sharon Sprague 145
3rd - Hector Therrien 188 4th - Kathryn Ratliff 206
Dec. 21 - 1st (tie) - Marlene Prohaska, Sandy Lenius 169
3rd - Bob Davis 173 4th - Frank Willard 192

Nostalgic Bits of Americana
You’ve got a pretty fair memory if you can
look back and remember when …
The only frozen food people ate was ice cream.
When you had a cold, Mother rubbed your chest with Vicks ointment & covered it with a piece of warm flannel. My first mother-in-law said if you didn’t rub the ointment on bottom of your feet, it wouldn’t work! I taught this to my children & they still believe Grandma Schmidt knew what she was talking about!
In winter, children spent half their time scratching themselves because they all wore long woolen underwear.
Rich kids had stamp collections. Poor kids made collections of cigar bands stripped from stogie stubs they found in the street.
You learned the evils of gambling by playing marbles for keeps.
It was a popular parlor sport to try to get messages from the spirit world via ouija boards.
Grown men who played golf or tennis were regarded as sissies.
It was seventh heaven to buy your best girl a 5-cent cherry soda at the drug store & drink it with 2 straws.
Mothers didn’t want their daughters to date a young man if word got around that he had been seen coming out of a burlesque show.
The furnace ashes always had to be carried out just when you wanted to run off & play roller hockey with the gang.
Everybody took it for granted that sooner or later he would have to have his tonsils out .. and probably his appendix too.
All fat men were supposed to be naturally jolly .. and not suffering from neuroses that caused them to eat compulsively.
Summer wasn’t really summer until the whole family had its first watermelon of the season on the back porch.
Most big league baseball players chewed tobacco.
Girls with long curls had a better chance of marrying young.
The biggest financial problem of most small boys was how to raise the money to take a secret course in ventriloquism by mail .. or to order a Charles Atlas course on how to build your muscles.
Those were the days!! Remember?

Monday, December 19, 2016

Dec. 19th

I see this all the time, familys out to dinner and each one with their cell phone in their faces and not talking to each other, it's a shame, but I feel it's the folks fault to allow it, but their as bad as their kids lol

Well, Friday our thermometer said temperature was close to 90 degrees and Sat. it was not much over 40, and today in the 40's. Tomarrow is to be up to 60! I hope we don't get many of those 40 degree days!!!
Here is a short summary of what went on in the meeting this morning...
Rio Valley News
Rio Valley Estates Mobilehome and RV Resort --715 N. Westgate Drive, Weslaco, Texas 78596
Volume 45 NO. 7 Date: December 19, 2016
SUNDAY
8:30 Church November – March Tom Cassidy
2:30 Ice Cream not yet
3:00-4:00 Hymn Sing not yet
4:00-1st Sun. of Month – Karaoke Oct.-March Bev Telfor
7:00 M.T.Dominoes Agnes Messner & Dick Topel
MONDAY
8:30 (tee time) Golf Monte Cristo
9:00 Coffee/Donuts provided by Craig & Dana Daves
9:15 Blood Pressure Virginia Baker
9:30 Club Meeting December and January
Chairperson Judy Nordquist
Vice-Chairperson Darlene Bryant
Secretary Judi DeKoning
Treasurer Jim Moeller
10:30 Senior Yoga Judi DeKoning & Dana Daves
1:00 Canasta Fran Hryniw & Donna Gabbert
1:00 Bean Bags Bob Kerkau
1:00 Darts
6:30 Fifty Six
7:00 Thirty one Darlene Ales
7:00-9:30 Dance Beginning Jan. 9
TUESDAY-FRIDAY -
7:25 Regular Exercise 8:00 Walking Exercise
MONDAY-SATURDAY
8:00 & 8:45 Aqua Exercise Sharon Sprague
TUESDAY
9:00 15 cent Shuffling Dave Johnson
9:00 Senior Yoga (change time) J.DeKoning & D.Daves
9:30 Line Dancing Bev Talley
9:30 Charity Quilting Marge Rexroad
1:00 Ladies 8-Ball Pool
1:00 Bridge Dick Gibson
1:00 Regular Dominoes Chris Stephens
7:00 M T Dominoes Agnes Messner & Dick Topel
WEDNESDAY
9:00 Mixed Shuffling Dave Johnson
9:00 Bridge Lessons Dick Gibson
9:13 (1st tee time) Golf, Tierra Santa Harry Fisher
11:30 Pizza Party (2nd & 4th week) Rickes & Goodwins
1:00 Bean Bag
1:00 Canasta Fran Hryniw
4:00 Happy Hour, eat at 4:30 Bring food & beverage
6:30 Tic (draw for # at 6:20) Sharon Sprague
7:00 Cribbage David & June Clement
THURSDAY
9:00 Senior Yoga (change time) J.DeKoning & D.Daves
9:30 Line Dancing Bev Talley
1:00 Bridge Dick Gibson
1:30 Shuffling LeRoy Larson
7:00 Pitch (draw for # at 6:30)
7:00 Hand and Foot Mary Christianson
7:00 Euchre
7:00 Free Movie Beginning January 4
FRIDAY
9:00 – Shuffling Dave Johnson
9:15 (change time) Bowling, Pins& Cues Mary Lou Sirovy
9:30 Bible Study Tom Cassidy leads
12:30 Golf at Executive (signup 10:30 a.m.) Dean Ricke
1:00 Canasta Fran Hryniw
5:00 Pot Luck not yet
7:00 Entertainment Beginning Dec. 23 – Ralph Kuster
SATURDAY
7:00-8:30 Breakfast
9:00 Dummy Rummy LeRoy Larson, John Bowers
9:30 Choir Practice This has begun
1:00 Bridge Dick Gibson
7:00 Bingo Catherine Gibbs
7:00 Single Deck Pinochle (not Dec. 24 & 31) R/M Davis
7:00 Texas Hold'um
(Get names of new chairpersons to editor at Lot #103 please)
Drop notes for newsletter at editor's lot #103 or hand deliver at Monday meetings. WRITTEN NOTES HELP. Due to lack of space, especially LENGTHY discussions, some items are edited.


MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL !!
Thanks to Craig/Dana Daves who provided our donuts today.
There is a sign up on board if others wish to do the same.
Thanks to Virginia Baker who has volunteered to take blood pressures behind stage prior to our Monday meetings.
RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair Judy Nordquist called meeting to order. We began with Pledge of Allegiance to Flag & singing of God Bless America; closed by singing club song.
Accompanist – Jan Delashmit
Invocation – Tom Cassidy
Secretary Report – Sharon Sprague, sub
Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller
Irene Quail made presentation of monies donated by Club & individuals to managers, assistants & workers. The boxes of non-perishable items were given to Roberto and Roland.
MANAGEMENT REPORT – Managers Bob & Vickie Davis announced assistant manager Diane Butcher has left due to a health issue. Prayers & well wishes to her. If you wish to leave house key at office, you should check to be sure it works. Don't worry these keys will NOT fall into the wrong hands as they are coded. Your name/lot # won't be available to thieves.
Website for our park is riovalleyestates.com
Donna Gabbert keeps us informed year-round with a blog. Go to www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com. Anyone with news can get it to her at #270.
Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley. Want the monthly calendar? Send your email to her at judideke@mail.com.
Properties report was given by Jerry McAninch. The County Extension Office has agreed to talk to us about tree diseases in the Valley, etc. A rep will be here behind stage after next week's meeting. Board Members: Properties – Dan O'Dell, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Charlotte Therrien, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.
A suggestion to amend article (10) Negotiating Properties & Finance committee was made & will be voted upon at next Monday's meeting. It reads: “In the event of the resignation of a member of the committee during his/her term, the standing chairperson shall suggest a replacement by the next meeting. Confirmation of the suggested person shall be voted on by the Club, with a simple majority carrying the motion.”
Helen Curtis, announced she will be absent from park due to medical tests in Temple TX. In her absence Bev Telfor will be handling card duties. Call her at 956-532-6033 if you know of someone needing a card due to illness or death of family member. Cards are placed in front office area for us to sign. This week a card will go to Diane Butcher.
Entertainment chairs Brock & Adrienne Laing have arrived! Brock thanked Rex/Marge Rexroad who took over for him prior to their arrival. The 1st Friday entertainment is Dec. 23 with Ralph Kuster Christmas Show. This is a wonderful show with traditional & country Christmas music along with a few surprises. Be sure to attend. Cost is $6 pp. This season there are only 2 repeats from 2 years ago. First show in January will be Mario Rosales, the only one that will be $7 pp. FREE MOVIES begin January 4, title yet unknown :-)
Dance chairs are Craig/Dana Daves & Brock/Adrienne Laing. Dances begin Jan. 9. Price is $6 pp. There will be a signup sheet on board if residents could help with dances.
Hector/Char Therrien are chairing Christmas Day Dinner with ham provided by Club. Sign up if planning to attend so a count can be taken. Church will be held in Friendship Hall at usual time & Tom Cassidy has promised a short sermon so set-up of tables can be done. Dinner will be enjoyed at 1 p.m.
Upcoming Dates –
Dec. 25 – MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL !!
Dec. 25 – Christmas Dinner, Friendship Hall 1 p.m.
Dec. 31 – New Year's Eve Party, 6 p.m. Eat at 8:30 p.m.
Jan. 6 – Blood Profiles (John Geer in charge)
Jan. 10 – Specialty Swim Wear rep in big hall, 1-4 p.m.
Jan. 27 – Flea Market in big hall (Lucy Johnson in charge)
Newsletter editor Mary Lou #103, sends info of activities to news media. Only activities OPEN TO THE PUBLIC may be placed on news media.
If editor does not print an announcement, did you
give her a written note? Sure helps if you do!!
IN THE PARK ..
Dave Johnson #93 & Sharon Sprague #244 have a few of last year's park directories you may purchase, $1.50 each.
Have you picked up your Park Pictorial Directory you ordered when pictures were taken last season? If not, check with Donna Gabbert at #270 as she has these.
Interested in Bowling? Bowl Fridays, 9:15 a.m. (previously 1 p.m.) at Pins 'N' Cues, Weslaco. Mary Lou Sirovy tells us the group bowls with our sister park, Ranchero Village. Cost is $9 with a chance to win $3 off the next time you go.
Would you like to learn to play Bridge? Lessons are being given by Dick Gibson Wednesdays, 9 to 10 a.m. Call him at 816-799-6946 as there is limited seating. They use book by John Oda available for $6 refundable. First come first serve. After lessons, bridge will be played from 10 until 11 o'clock.
Note on calendar Yoga time changes. As announced before, Monday Yoga will begin 10 min. after meeting. Leader Janie Maxwell is gone over holidays. Thanks to Judi Dekoning & Dana Daves for leading until her return. Time is changed on Tuesday & Thursday to 9 a.m.
Margaret Davis reports Pinochle will not be held
Dec. 24 & 31 due to Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve.
A signup sheet is on the board if you'd like to indicate your interest in playing Euchre.
How about Sunday Ice Cream? We have volunteers for the month of February. Who would do January?
Park Breakfast is at Fiesta Tex-Mex every Thursday, at 8 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
We have many golfers in our park .. Craig Daves & Paul Sprague have placed sign up on board to see if enough would like to golf on Tuesdays & Thursdays at different parks in the area. Friday golf at Executive Course in Weslaco is still an organized group.
Char Therrien thanked all who came for Caroling last night. It was held in Friendship Hall due to weather and was a lot of fun with goodies to enjoy afterwards.
Marlene Prohaska invited all to join the fun in the big hall on New Year's Eve. Party begins at 6 p.m. with music, games, fun. There is no charge. Bring a favorite game if you wish and finger food to share. Plans are to eat about 8:30. Committee provides coffee & punch.
A Toy Drive is underway for Children's Hospital. There is also a room for teens at hospital. Toys are given not only to children with cancer but to those with other illnesses/injuries. You may take new or gently used toys to chair Dianna Bruce #146. She will make the “toy run” on Dec. 22 so please get these to her prior to then. If you would rather donate cash so toys can be purchased, take your donations to Sharon Barksdale. She & her Secret Santa will go shopping for the toys.
LOOKING AHEAD TO 2017 ..
Specialty Swimwear will be on display in Friendship Hall, Jan. 10, 1-4 p.m. Sizes 4-32 are offered.
It's not too soon to be thinking about the Jan. 27 Flea Market which is chaired by Lucy Johnson. Get your tables reserved, $2 per table. See sign up sheet.
Mary Norby #179 chairs Feb. 9 Craft Show. She & her helper Sue McLaughlin encourage crafters (handmade items only) to book tables, $10 each.
The Cancer Fundraiser Tea Party is scheduled Feb. 16. Raffles are done to raise money for the project. If you would be willing to help with a quilt for the following year & would sew a block, contact Dianna Bruce at #146. Items the ladies sew include pillows, dolls, quilts, afghans & baby blankets. Dianna can give you info on sizes.
John Geer explained upcoming Blood Profile (Wellness) Testing to be done Jan. 6, 6:30 a.m., by Rio Grande Regional Hospital. There is sign up sheet. Integra Stroke Prevention is done Feb. 21 (correction from Feb. 22 previously announced).
Mid Valley Olympic competition is Feb. 13-17 says John Geer. Changes are those who compete in Golf age 70 or older move up to ladies' tees .. and Bean Bag is double elimination. Our Club agreed to pay all fees. We will host “500” on Feb. 17, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Dec. 12th


Winter Graphics
Winter Images, Scraps and Graphics

More Orkut Picture Scraps

We had pretty darn cold weather for here, Friday and Saturday! down in the 40's, and yesterday up to 80.
No wander we get colds and flu this time of year. Start off with a warm coat and long pants then change to shorts in the afternoon.

We attended HEB's Feast of Sharing Saturday at the Joan of Arc Parish Hall here in Weslaco, It was the 14th annual Feast of Sharing and over 5,000 meals were provided as a "Thank You" from HEB for patronizing their stores.

This morning Kay Wright furnished donuts in memory of Dean, her husband who passed away.

Here's the newsletter

RVE CLUB MEETING – Vice chair Darlene Bryant called meeting to order. We began with Pledge of Allegiance to Flag & singing of God Bless America; closed by singing club song.

Accompanist – Jan Delashmit

Invocation – Dorothy Bryant

Secretary Report – Judi DeKoning

Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller

Thank you to Kay Wright who provided donuts at our meeting in memory of her late husband Dean.

Thanks to Jan Delashmit who is our accompanist.




MANAGEMENT REPORT – Managers Bob Davis reported “Grandma & Grandpa” lost last week have been found. :-)

Judging of Christmas lights throughout the park will be done next week with presentation at Christmas Dinner. Website for our park is riovalleyestates.com

Read Donna Gabbert's blog..she keeps us informed year-round .. www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com. Anyone with news can get it to her at #270.

Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley. She will email monthly calendar if you send her your email. Her email is judideke@mail.com.

Properties report was given by Jerry McAninch. If you have one of the stainless steel bowls from kitchen, please return as one appears to be missing. Residents are welcome to use of items from kitchen but should check these out with a board member. Board Members: Properties – Dan O'Dell, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Charlotte Therrien, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.

Helen Curtis, 603-674-3869, handles card duties. She appreciates calls if anyone knows of someone needing a card due to illness or death of family member. Cards are placed in front office area for us to sign. This week cards were sent to Lorraine Origer & Maggie Hunt on death of their brother; and Ruth Arnmstrong, removal of toe.

Dance chairs are Craig/Dana Daves & Brock/Adrienne Laing. Dances begin Jan. 9. Price is $6 pp.

Entertainment chairs Brock & Adrienne Laing should be arriving by Dec. 15. Our first Friday entertainment is Dec. 23 with Ralph Kuster's Christmas Show.

Come Saturday morning, 7 to 8:30 for BISCUITS AND GRAVY. Thanks to the Therriens & crew for feeding us. Scrambled eggs are included, $3 pp. with some breakfasts given free, luck of the draw. Bring your table service!

We are in debt to Hector & Char Therrien AGAIN!! They will be chairing Christmas Day dinner. Ham is provided by club. Needing 10 ladies to bring scalloped potatoes. Sign up if planning to attend so a count can be taken. CHURCH WILL BE HELD IN FRIENDSHIP HALL AT USUAL TIME .. THUS, DINNER WILL BE ENJOYED AT 1:00 P.M.

We decided to give managers and assistant managers $50 each (4 x $50 = $200) as Christmas gifts. It was voted and approved that park workers Roberto & Roland each be given $50 from the club. Irene Quail, Lot #49, is taking donations of money to be given to the park workers. These gifts will be presented at next Monday's meeting along with the boxes of non-perishable items for the workers. It was noted items could be not only food but also paper & cleaning products.




Upcoming Dates –

Dec. 14 – Park Pizza Party, Peter Piper Pizza, 11:30 a.m.

Dec. 25 – MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL !!

Dec. 25 – Christmas Dinner, Friendship Hall 1 p.m.

Dec. 31 – New Year's Eve Party, 6 p.m. Eat at 8:30 p.m.

Jan. 6 – Blood Profiles (John Geer in charge)

Jan. 10 – Specialty Swim Wear rep in big hall, 1-4 p.m.

Jan. 27 – Flea Market in big hall (Lucy Johnson in charge)




Newsletter editor Mary Lou #103, sends info of activities to news media. Winter Texan Times only takes info from ONE person in the park. Only activities OPEN TO THE PUBLIC may be placed on news media.




If editor does not print an announcement, did you

give her a written note? Sure helps if you do!!




IN THE PARK ..

We thank Dianna Bruce & Catherine Gibbs for the beautiful decorations in Friendship Hall. Doesn't it make you feel like Christmas will soon be here? IT WILL!

Dave Johnson #93 & Sharon Sprague #244 have park directories you may purchase, $1.50 each.

Have you picked up your Park Pictorial Directory you ordered when pictures were taken last season? If not, check with Donna Gabbert at #270 as she has these.

Would you like to learn to play Bridge? Lessons will be given by Dick Gibson on Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. Call him at 816-799-6946 as there is limited seating. They will use book written by John Oda available for $6 refundable. First come first serve. After lessons, bridge will be played from 10 until 11 o'clock.

Darlene Bryant noted there was very little response as to whether to schedule Euchre Thursday evenings. She will check further as this previously was a popular game.

Note on calendar Yoga time changes. As announced before, Monday Yoga will begin 10 min. after meeting. Leader Janie Maxwell is gone over holidays. Thanks to Judi Dekoning & Dana Daves for leading until her return. Time is changed on Tuesday & Thursday to 9 a.m.

Park Breakfast is at Fiesta Tex-Mex every Thursday, at 8 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

We have many golfers in our park .. Craig Daves & Paul Sprague have placed sign up on board to see if enough would like to golf on Tuesdays & Thursdays at different parks in the area. Friday golf at Executive Course in Weslaco is still an organized group.

George Krantz has taken over can crushing. Monies from sale of cans/tabs is used in park. Remove tabs. He collects plastic bottle caps, with money given to charity.

Dean & Millie Ricke invite residents to the 1st Pizza Party of the season Wed., Dec. 14, 11:30 a.m. at Peter Piper Pizza, Weslaco. This is held twice a month, 2nd & 4th Wed. Bring your Peter Piper cup if you have one & your beverage is free. Ice cream free and drawing for prizes. Cost is $7.03 pp, includes tax.

Discussion was heard about whether we would have a Golf Cart Parade and/or Christmas Caroling. Charlotte Therrien announced she will lead the Christmas Caroling next Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m. Meet at Friendship Hall. The group goes throughout the park singing! Snacks are enjoyed in Friendship Hall afterwards....bring snacks. Hector will be baking his cookies!

Plan to come join the fun in Friendship Hall on New Year's Eve. Party begins at 6 p.m. with music, games, fun. NO CHARGE!! You are encouraged to bring a favorite game if you wish. Bring finger food to share with plans to eat about 8:30. Committee provides coffee & punch.

A Toy Drive is underway for Children's Hospital. There is also a room for teens at hospital. Toys are given not only to children with cancer but to those with other illnesses/injuries. You may take new or gently used toys to chair Dianna Bruce #146. She will make the “toy run” on Dec. 22. If you would rather donate cash so toys can be purchased, take your donations to Sharon Barksdale. She & her Secret Santa will go shopping for the toys.




LOOKING AHEAD TO 2017 ..

Specialty Swimwear will be on display in Friendship Hall, Jan. 10, 1-4 p.m. Sizes 4-32 are offered.

It's not too soon to be thinking about the Jan. 27 Flea Market which is chaired by Lucy Johnson. Get your tables reserved, $2 per table. See sign up sheet.

Mary Norby #179 chairs Feb. 9 Craft Show. She & her helper Sue McLaughlin encourage crafters (handmade items only) to book tables, $10 each.

The Cancer Fundraiser Tea Party is scheduled Feb. 16. Raffles are done to raise money for the project. If you would be willing to help with a quilt for the following year & would sew a block, contact Dianna Bruce at #146. Items the ladies sew include pillows, dolls, quilts, afghans & baby blankets. Dianna can give you info on sizes.


Judi DeKoning reports Cancun trip is cancelled.




FromAnonymous ..

“We know we're getting old when we can't do one thing...without first remembering how it USED to be done.”

and


“After a certain age, you don't bother holding your stomach in, no matter who's looking at you.”




Five Deadly Terms Used by a Woman

Fine – This is the word a woman uses to end an argument when she knows she is right and you need to shut up.

Nothing – Means something & you need to be worried.

Go Ahead – This is a dare, not permission. Do not do it.

Whatever – A woman's way of saying screw you.

That's Okay – She is thinking long & hard on how & when you will pay for your mistake.

Bonus Word: Wow! - This is not a compliment. She's amazed that one person could be so stupid.




Thanks to Bob Blank for sending these along.

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

What disease did cured ham actually have?

If a deaf person has to go to court,

is it still called a hearing?

Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?

Why is “bra” singular and “panties” plural?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares,

why is there a stupid song about him?

If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio

out of a coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?

If corn oil is made from corn and vegetable oil is made

from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

If electricity comes from electrons,

does morality come from morons?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

And my FAVORITE …


The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons are suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's YOU!